Update Dul Hijjah crescent moon sighted; Eid Al-Adha to begin on July 9

Dul Hijjah crescent moon sighted; Eid Al-Adha to begin on July 9

  • Hajj will start on July 6 and end on July 10, with Arafat Day falling on July 8
By Rashid Hassan ·

Jordan’s King Abdullah pledges to hold those responsible for chlorine explosion to account

Jordan’s King Abdullah pledges to hold those responsible for chlorine explosion to account

  • At least 13 people were killed and 250 were taken ill when a chlorine tank exploded at the Red Sea port of Aqaba
By Arab News ·

Israel’s Knesset set to dissolve by midnight triggering snap election

Israel’s Knesset set to dissolve by midnight triggering snap election

  • The Knesset set a deadline for midnight on Wednesday for a final vote to dissolve
  • Foreign minister Yair Lapid will take over as prime minister of a caretaker government
By Reuters ·

Special Saudi Arabia open to interfaith dialogue to combat religious intolerance, says US Special envoy to combat and monitor antisemitism video

Saudi Arabia open to interfaith dialogue to combat religious intolerance, says US Special envoy to combat and monitor antisemitism

  • Historian and Holocaust scholar "encouraged" by the Kingdom's openness to interfaith dialogue 
  • Palestine-Israel conflict has led to misunderstanding and animosity between Jews and Muslims 
By Lojien bin Gassem - & - Rawan Radwan ·

Poll shows decline in popularity of Fatah movement

Poll shows decline in popularity of Fatah movement

  • 33 percent of respondents said that they believe Hamas is more appropriate than Fatah, led by President Mahmoud Abbas
By Mohammed Najib ·

Paris attacker sentenced to whole life in prison

Paris attacker sentenced to whole life in prison

  • The sentence was read out by the head of a five-judge panel overseeing the marathon trial of 20 men
  • Abdeslam had begun his appearances by defiantly declaring himself as a "Daesh fighter", but finished apologising to victims and asking for leniency
By AFP ·

Social media companies could be sued for addicting children in California 

Social media companies could be sued for addicting children in California 

  • Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat could be sued under the state’s law
By Arab News ·

Social media companies could be sued for addicting children in California 

Social media companies could be sued for addicting children in California 

  • Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat could be sued under the state’s law
By Arab News ·